Ridgefield Coronavirus Update: Golf Course Reopens

Rich Kirby

RIDGEFIELD, CT — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that 174 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Ridgefield as of Saturday.

The Office of Emergency Management announced Sunday that the Ridgefield Golf course will be open on Monday, April 27: "Please go to: www.ridgefieldgc.com for details. Plan that you will only be able to play in twosomes, there will be no carts, and reservations are required."

First Selectman Rudy Marconi "continues to work on town wide testing options and logistics" in a collaborative effort with Danbury Hospital, the OEM said. "The public will be notified when testing is available."

The number of positive cases statewide rose by 687 over the past 24 hours, while deaths increased by 62 and the number of hospitalizations dipped by another 44. Just under 80,000 people have been tested.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Connecticut is now at 25,269 and the number of deaths has risen to 1,924, according to the state Department of Public Health. There are currently 1,766 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

This article originally appeared on the Ridgefield Patch